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To cone, Joe McConnell for KQED Support for KQED comes to us from Almond Board of California farmers across the Central Valley produce 80% of the world's almonds while working to grow a better future. So they can pass their farms down to future generations. Maura Domine sustainability dot ord California report Coming right up for you Date 51 with Saul Gonzalez from Los Angeles and then on the way at nine. It's form with Michael Krasny will have the absolute latest on the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, including the developing race, the race underway. Has been declared yet. John Assaraf versus David Perdue, all the latest coming up on KQED public radio and more starting at nine. This is the California report. Good morning. I'm Saul Gonzalez in Los Angeles. Our country's catch bail system has long been controversial because of equity and class. If you have the Joe, you can get out of jail. But if you don't you stay behind bars. Well. Yesterday, California Supreme Court heard aural arguments in the landmark cash bail case that tackles that issue. K. Cody's Kate Wolf explains. The court is weighing whether to uphold a 2018 appellate ruling, which found that judges must consider a defendant's ability to pay for bail when setting a bail amount. That decision came after San Francisco man named Kenneth Humphrey, who was suspected of robbing an elderly neighbor of $5 and a bottle of Cologne spent a year in jail because he couldn't pay his $600,000 bail. Here's some for his lawyer, Daniel Voll Choc. We are talking here about the government locking people up presumptively innocent people keeping those people from their homes, their jobs, their Children or other family members, Lawyers for the state told the court. They agree that the cash bail system is unfair and a defendant's ability to pay should be considered. But argue that if the monetary bail system is phased out, more people should be detained. Pretrial. Christine Soto Dewberry of the prosecutors Alliance, says the real debate here is how to move away from cash bail and they're looking to develop a system that will be more equitable that will treat people of different incomes. The same. The question is what that system will be, Dewberry says. We can expect a decision from the court in the next few months that will likely make a nod toward the need for legislative reform. For the California report. I'm Kate Wolf. Many California grocery workers could soon get a temporary pay raise under proposals, cities and counties. Air considering that includes parts of Los Angeles, where covert cases are higher than ever. KPCC is David Wagner has details on the new so called Hero pay provisions. In L. A Thousands of grocery workers have contracted covert 19. Now some local leaders want to mandate additional pay for workers on the front lines. This week, County supervisors voted to move forward with a plan that would require larger grocery chains to give workers of $5 per hour pay. Bob Similar proposals are being considered by Long Beach, San Francisco and the city of L. A. John Grant, president of the so called Grocery Workers Union says With fewer people dining out, grocery sales are way up. The huge profits should be shared with those who in fact, are suffering who are exposed. But California Grocers Association president Ron Fong says higher labor costs could lead to higher prices for cash strapped customers. This is not the right time to put a cost increase on people that go to the grocery stores. Or the essentials L. A County's here, Okay mandate would last for 120 days. It's slated for a final vote later this month for the California report..